Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Handle With Care by Helena Hunting - ARC Review


Between his parents’ messed up marriage and his narcissistic younger brother, Lincoln Moorehead has spent the majority of his life avoiding his family. After the death of his father, Lincoln finds himself in the middle of the drama. To top it all off, he’s been named CEO of Moorehead Media, much to his brother’s chagrin. But Lincoln’s bad attitude softens when he meets the no-nonsense, gorgeous woman who has been given the task of transforming him from the gruff, wilderness guy to a suave businessman


Wren Sterling has been working double time to keep the indiscretions at Moorehead Media at bay, so when she’s presented with a new contract, with new responsibilities and additional incentives, she agrees. Working with the reclusive oldest son of a ridiculously entitled family is worth the hassle if it means she’s that much closer to pursuing her own dreams. What Wren doesn’t expect is to find herself attracted to him, or for it to be mutual. And she certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Lincoln. But when a shocking new Moorehead scandal comes to light, she’s forced to choose between her own family and the broody, cynical CEO.

Authors have a style, a certain thing that you expect of them.

And, when it's Helena Hunting, you know that something crazy, off the wall, and unexpected is going to happen.  At least once.  And, there's a challenge in balancing the expectation of the insane with the enjoyment of the title.

Lincoln and Wren hit this balance splendidly.  There is an attraction immediately (and, it has nothing to do with one of the most embarrassing Marilyn Monroe style moments in the history of, well, ever) but there is also a reluctance to get involved, a belief that life is leading them in different directions.

I also liked that there was no dramatic realization moment, no moment where Lincoln all of a sudden realized where he wanted his life to go...rather, he changed and adapted, while making sure the life he was thrown into was also one that he wanted to be a part of.  It left me believing that they are a long term couple.

I think one of the reasons it worked so well is that both of them seemed like characters not only while they were together, but separately.  I feel like I know who they each are, that I got to know them as people as well as part of a couple.

Also, I really dislike his family.  Well, most of them.  There is an exception, but as that is a main part of the story, I am not going to tell you about it here.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.

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